WE Tech expands into Oz

Toll Shipping’s new build RoRo vessels will be equipped with WE Tech’s shaft generator solutions (Photo: Sea Highways Ltd) Toll Shipping’s new build RoRo vessels will be equipped with WE Tech’s shaft generator solutions (Photo: Sea Highways Ltd)
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WE Tech has received an order to deliver its permanent magnet shaft generator solutions to a series of two 12,000 dwt RORO vessels.

The vessels are to be built for the Australian shipping company Toll Shipping in Sinotrans & CSC affiliated Jinling Shipyard in China and will operate between Burnie of Tasmania and Melbourne of Victoria in Australia.

Martin Andtfolk, sales manager of WE Tech, said: “Thanks to WE DriveTM, the propulsion machinery can be operated at optimal duty points at all vessel speeds. This saves tonnes of fuel and substantially decreases environmentally harmful emissions.”

The WE DriveTM enables the main engine to operate in variable speed with both shaft generators online and generating power for the ship’s electrical network up to 3400 kW. The solution also efficiently distributes power to the bow thrusters.

A fuel saving is also achieved when the vessels are in the harbour. This solution provides up to 3000 kW of cleaner and cheaper shore power to vessels electrical network, further decreasing the need of using auxiliary generators.

The new vessels will be available in late 2018 and will replace Toll’s existing ships. Delivery of the equipment will commence in August 2017.

WE Tech is a leading energy efficiency solution provider with a global presence in the marine industry which specialises in supplying solutions based on variable frequency drives and permanent magnet technologies.

Toll Shipping is a subsidiary of Australian logistics giant Toll Group which provides shipping services between Tasmania and mainland Australia.

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